Past Cor Unum President Representing Pope at Czech Republic's 1st Eucharistic Congress

Event Closes Saturday

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Pope Francis appointed the retired president of the Vatican’s charity agency, Cor Unum, to be his envoy to the Czech Republic’s first national Eucharistic Congress, which will close Saturday.

A Latin-language letter dated Sept. 17 communicated the appointment of Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes to the event, which will be held in Brno.

The mission accompanying the cardinal will be composed of: Don Radek Tichy of the clergy of the archdiocese of Prague, lecturer in liturgy at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Carlo in Prague; and Don Zdenek Mares of the clergy of the diocese of Ceske Budejovice, lecturer in systematic theology at the Theological Faculty of the University of South Bohemia.

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